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Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade ( French: [maʁki də sad] ; 2 June 1740 – 2 December 1814) was a French aristocrat , revolutionary politician, philosopher and writer, famous for his libertine sexuality and lifestyle. His works include novels, short stories, plays, dialogues and political tracts; in his lifetime some were published under his own name, while others appeared anonymously and Sade denied being their author. He is best known for his erotic works, which combined philosophical discourse with pornography, depicting sexual fantasies with an emphasis on violence , criminality and blasphemy against the Catholic Church .
Inspiring is absolutely not a word I would use to describe him. But from an "impact on history" standpoint, fascinating. by Dec 14
Title page of Kubla Khan (1816) Kubla Khan ( pron.: / ˌ k ʊ b l ə ˈ k ɑː n / ) is a poem written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , completed in 1797 and published in 1816.
Qin Shihuangdi ( Wade-Giles : Chin Shih Huang ; Chinese : 秦 始 皇 ; 259 BC – 210 BC; [ 1 ] [ 2 ] personal name: Zhao Zheng (Wade-Giles: Chao Cheng ; Chinese : 趙政 ); [ 3 ] name in classical Chinese: (趙正) was the king of the Chinese State of Qin from 246 BC to 221 BC, during the Warring States Period . [ 4 ] He became the first emperor of a unified China in 221 BC. [ 4 ] He ruled until his death in 210 BC at the age of 49. [ 5 ] Calling himself the First Emperor ( Chinese : 始皇帝 , Shǐ Huángdì ) after China's unification, Qín Shǐ Huáng is a pivotal figure in Chinese history, ushering in nearly two millennia of imperial rule.
Pietro Riario (1445 – January 3, 1474) was an Italian cardinal and Papal diplomat. [ edit ] Biography
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Bernal Díaz del Castillo (1498 – 1585) [ 1 ] was a Spanish conquistador , who participated as a foot soldier in the conquest of Mexico with Hernán Cortés . In his later years he was an encomendero and governor in Chiapas and Guatemala where he wrote his memoirs called " The True History of the Conquest of New Spain ".
Abu Yūsuf Yaʻqūb ibn ʼIsḥāq aṣ-Ṣabbāḥ al-Kindī ( Arabic : أبو يوسف يعقوب بن إسحاق الصبّاح الكندي , Latin : Alkindus ) (c. 801–873 CE), known as "the Philosopher of the Arabs", was a Muslim Arab philosopher , mathematician , physician , and musician .
Lester Joseph Gillis (December 6, 1908 [ 1 ] – November 27, 1934), known under the pseudonym George Nelson , was a bank robber and murderer in the 1930s. Gillis was better known as Baby Face Nelson , a name given to him due to his youthful appearance and small stature. Usually referred to by criminal associates as "Jimmy", [ 2 ] Nelson entered into a partnership with John Dillinger , helping him escape from prison in the famed Crown Point, Indiana Jail escape, and was later labeled along with the remaining gang members as public enemy number one .
Philostratus or Lucius Flavius Philostratus ( Greek : Φλάβιος Φιλόστρατος ), [ 1 ] (ca. 170/172-247/250), called "the Athenian", was a Greek sophist of the Roman imperial period .
Childeric I (c. 440 – 481/82) was a Merovingian king of the Salian Franks and the father of Clovis I , who would unite the Franks and found the Merovingian dynasty . [ edit ] Career